A FLOOD alert issued by the Environment Agency for the River Colne this morning has now been lifted.

Flooding was possible for the River Colne from Great Yeldham to, and including Colchester.

A Flood Alert means communities should be prepared for flooding but no immediate action is required.

Over the next 24 hours the forecast is for light rain.

Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 using quickdial 036321 for up-to-date flooding information.

The Environment Agency website contains details of river level and flooding information and can be accessed at www.environment-agency.gov.uk.